Horton Grange and more....

February has continued where January left off! Who said January and February would be quiet?!

Tom was especially pleased to perform at Christine Locke’s Party at The Sour Grapes in Morpeth. It was the first time we had been, and what a lovely wine bar it is. We very much hope to return soon. Tom is available to perform at private functions and will tailor his performance to your needs.

Christine was kind enough to say afterwards:-
“Thank you so much for singing at my party yesterday! Everyone loved you! You just created a fabulous ambience to my afternoon.”

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On the Friday and Saturday Nights of Valentines Weekend Tom sang at Horton Grange Country House Hotel. Both nights went extremely well and the Saturday night was packed! Thank you to the many people who were kind enough to take the time to tell Tom how much they had enjoyed his performance. Lots of people bought CD’s but of course if you missed out you can buy them here. Someone even took the trouble to mention him on Trip Advisor!

"There was a North East Singer on in the restaurant and he was excellent"


The good news is, that Tom went down so well, he will be back! Make your reservations now for Saturday April 25th which is set to be his next performance in the restaurant at Horton Grange.

Tom has been talking to the lovely people at The Badger in Ponteland, and will be singing there on the night of Friday 20th March. It’s a charity night – the staff are raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance, but it’s very informal, so why not just turn up for a drink and to say hello?

Finally, on Friday Tom was back at Marabini’s – and with no more booked there for now, who knows, hopefully not for the last time? You can catch Tom next at La Torre on Friday 27th February. The following Friday, 7th March he will be at Vercelli's in Hexham. You will find the details here.



Isn't January meant to be quiet?

When Tom first began gigging, someone with much more experience told him to expect January and February to be quiet months. Yet, January has often proved to be busy for Tom and 2015 has been no exception, with a number of private parties celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, a corporate function as well as his regular appearances at Vercelli's in Hexham and Marabini's in Morpeth.

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In 2013 Tom was asked to perform at the inaugural Riders for Health Ball at The Newcastle Marriott at Gosforth Park. The event was a big success and raised a lot of money for a really worthwhile cause. So, when they decided to hold a second Ball on 24th January, they turned to Tom again - this time with a bigger set. as yet, we don't know just how much money was raised, but judging by some truly enthusiastic bidding in the auction, it will have been a very worthwhile figure. Our thanks to Chris and all his organisers for asking Tom back!

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Another highlight of January was his gig at Vercelli's, Hexham. It's a lovely restaurant, with lovely staff, and 10th January was a busy night! Tom starts off in the restaurant and later on moves into Bar Kalanta. there were people coming on off the street to join in the fun - so much so that not everyone who wanted to move through from the restaurant could get in! It was shoulder to shoulder! The good news is, that Tom will be appearing there regularly throughout 2015, and will be there on New Year's Eve! That's a long way off of course, but he will be back there on Saturday 7th March.

In the meantime, February brings with it more private parties and a return to La Torre in Bedlington - another lovely restaurant. Tom will be back at Marabini's too. Before those though, why not come and see Tom at the fabulous Horton Grange Country House Hotel for Valentine's Night? In fact,
Tom will be there on both Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February. The food is outstanding, there will be red roses for the ladies and even Romcom's showing in one of the rooms. Hope to see some of you there?

Happy New Year!!

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Happy New Year Folks!! December is always a busy month in the run up to Christmas, and December 2014 was no different. We had weddings, restaurants, charity performances and, of course New Year's Eve. Wow!

Tom was back at some of his favourite restaurants for Christmas Party season, including Vercelli's, La Torre and Marabini's. It's a lovely time of year - nobody needs much persuasion to get into the party spirit! Last month we mentioned Mike Brown of Life on Cartoon Motion Photography. Well, Mike came along to one of Tom's La Torre gigs, and took some great photo's. Take a look at them in
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Tom was also performing at Maggie's Christmas Concert in Jesmond. Maggie's do terrific and much needed work at their centre at The Freeman Hospital. The concert raised thousand of pounds, and involved Tom, Graeme Danby, and Valerie Reid, as well last The Newcastle School for Girls Choir. Various regional figures read lessons, and everyone enjoyed the evening. At the end of the concert, Jason Isaacs also sang a few songs whilst everyone had mince pies and wine!

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Afterwards Tom received the following messages of thanks:

Hi Tom I just wanted to say another big thank you for coming and supporting our event on Monday night. Your performance was fantastic and everyone has commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thank you again for all of your support.

Kelly Knighting-Wykes Centre Fundraising Manager

Tom, Very many thanks for performing at the Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert last night. Your performance of 'O Holy Night' was so powerful and hugely enjoyed by everyone. It was extremely kind of you to support Maggie's in this way. An enormous thank you. Do hope you and your family have a very happy Christmas and an excellent New Year. Very best wishes for your continued success.

Carolyn Ramsbotham (Concert Committee, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre)

Dear Tom, Many, many thanks for all your help with the Maggie's Carol Concert at St George's it was an absolutely fantastic event and we have had the most wonderful feedback from the congregation, supporters and Maggie's Head Office. The evening was a great success for Maggie's raising in excess of £6,000 with more pledges still to come in, but most importantly created goodwill and awareness for our Centre here in the North East. We very much hope this will become an annual event. I would like to thank you personally, as Chairman of the Fundraising Board of Maggie's North East and on behalf of the Carol Concert Committee: David Wallace, Michaela Martin and Carolyn Ramsbotham. Finally, I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Lorna Moran OBE, Chairman of Fundraising Board of Maggie’s North East Tom also sang for John and Jill Hudson at Seaham Hall Hotel, just before Christmas. They married on 20th December, for a truly Christmassy wedding. Of course, it's a fabulous venue, and Tom provided the early evening entertainment. John and Jill are a really lovely couple and deserve a very happy future together. Here's what Jill said afterwards:-

“I am so pleased I booked Tom to sing at our wedding. We were not disappointed. From initial meeting, through to the end of his performance, Tom was a delight to work with. He took immediate interest in our day and came to our venue to visit and see the set up before the day, which we were very grateful for. Tom's business has a true family feel, which we love, and fit in perfect with our day which also included our son's christening. I would highly recommend Tom for any event or wedding where you want to wow your guests with strong vocals, fun entertainment and a good range of style. Thanks for everything Tom! Now what party can I plan next where you can sing for us? Much love" – Mrs J Hudson.

So….Happy New Year to everyone. We hope it is a healthy one for you all. Tom's next public gig is at Vercelli's - aways a great night - and it's on Saturday 10th January. Hope to see you all there!

Update...

At this time of year, as soon as we let a week go by, there are too many gigs to report back on! So, since the last post, Tom has sung up at Alnwick Garden, The Old Storehouse, The Boat Inn (twice), and as far afield as York and Northampton!

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Congratulations to Mr & Mrs David Lavarack, in York who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary! They saw Tom performing at Alnwick Garden in May, and asked if he would come and perform at their celebrations at Swallow Hall Golf Club. It just fitted in nicely as Tom was performing the next night in Northampton. They are a wonderful couple, and had many of their friends and family there to help mark what is an amazing milestone. We all wish them all the best for the next 50 years!

The next night, Tom was at The Hilton Northampton, for The Child Growth Foundation's Annual Convention. The charity is very important to Tom and his family - many of you will be aware of Ruth, Tom's Mum, and her recent participation in The Great North Run. Some of you kindly sponsored her, helping to raise a magnificent £1,235 for The CGF. Tom sang at the evening dinner, and when he wasn't singing, provided the music for the dance floor. He made full use of all of his lights, including a a brand new one, and, for the first time had full DMX control of the lights from the sound desk! The room looked superb.

One of the highlights of the evening was seeing Tom, gather all the children on the dance floor, as they provided the choral backing to him singing "Any Dream Will Do". The convention was a huge success - so helpful for so many people. In fact such a success, that it has outgrown the venue and next year will be held at The Hilton, Warwick. Tom has been asked to return and provide the entertainment again!

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Finally, Tom has had to cancel two gigs - this Friday at Marabini's, when Pete Brown has agreed to step in, and on Saturday at The Old Storehouse. Tom is having some minor knee surgery this Friday, but he will be back bouncing about again soon! His next public gigs are on Friday 3rd October at Marabini's, Morpeth, and Saturday 4th October at The Old Storehouse. See you there!

What a weekend!

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That was another busy weekend! On Friday night Tom was at old favourite, Marabini's. It has to be said, with Giovanni and Miguel now gone, the atmosphere, and numbers are not what they were. Still, Tom set about injecting that atmosphere and entertained diners with his unique mix of popular classical through swing, to pop and was well received. Thanks to all those who were there - bring your friends next time! Tom is back there on Friday 3rd October.

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On Saturday, Tom was back at La Torre in Bedlington. The renovations are nearing completion, but this week, only the upstairs restaurant was open. It was full, and made for a more intimate atmosphere. It was a very good night, and Tom even finished off the night by playing a few George Formby classics on the Uke! He will be back there on Saturday 11th October, by which time the new restaurant will be open downstairs!

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Yesterday, was The Great North Run. By now, readers will know how important it was for the Wyllie family. Ruth, Tom's Mum - who is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, wanted to complete the run - before it is too late. Having said that, there was a 93 year old war veteran running, so there is time for us all! It was a fantastic day, and Ruth performed superbly well and has raised over £1,100 for The Child Growth Foundation. It's an absolutely superb effort, and our thanks to everyone who donated so generously. We are all extremely proud of her and are looking forward to The Child Growth Convention next weekend! It isn't too late to donate! Ruth put so much effort into her challenge - she would be very, very grateful for any donations! You can donate by visiting her JustGiving page here.

Tom's next public gig is
tomorrow night at The Boat Inn, Leaplish, Kielder, and he will be at Alnwick Garden Cafe on Wednesday from 12 Noon until around 2pm. Hope to see you there!

Thick, Fast and The Great North Run

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It's a couple of weeks since we have posted here, but Tom has been busy with gigs and holidaying in the Lake District. In that short time he has performed at Marabini's in Morpeth, La Torre in Bedlington (where they are busy putting the final touches to what will be a fabulous re-fit) and The Boat Inn, up at Kielder. He has been back to Kielder no fewer than four times since our last post, and is there again this coming Tuesday.

September looks like being even busier, as he brings his Summer season up at Kielder to a close, and has gigs, at Marabini's, La Torre, Alnwick Garden and The Old Storehouse, as well as a number of private gigs, as far afield as York and Northampton.

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The gig in Northampton, a week on Sunday, is for The Child Growth Foundation, a charity which ha been very supportive of Tom and his family over the years. This Sunday, Tom's Mum is running in The Great North Run, for the first (and possibly only!) time, and helping to raise much needed funds for this important charity. Yesterday, Anna Foster of Magic Radio Newcastle 1152 interviewed Ruth on air, as Anna highlights some of the less well known charities that hope to benefit from the Great North Run.

We missed the very start when Anna asked Ruth -
"This is the first time you have run the Great North Run, but do you think it will be the last?!" you can listen to what followed towards the top of the right hand sidebar on the homepage.

If you feel able and would like to support Ruth in her run, please visit her
sponsorship page here. Anything you can donate will be really, really appreciated! Thank you!

Meanwhile, you see Tom performing next at
Marabini's tomorrow night - Friday 5th September, and at La Torre on Saturday night - 6th September

Time for a break!

With a busy diary, the website editor has not been reporting back from the numerous recent gigs! Sorry!!

For those of you we have seen over the last couple of weeks, at various venues - thank you for your support and kind comments! Recent gigs have included:

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The Old Storehouse, Amble - where Tom is becoming known for the quality and variety of his repertoire. The Old Storehouse recently had £2M spent on upgrading the restaurant, pub, and owners entertainment lounge. It's a beautiful place to be entertained whilst dining on high quality food. Tom has been entertaining both the general public in The Old Storehouse, and the owners in Links - The Owners Entertainment Lounge.

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The Boat Inn, Leaplish, Kielder - where Tom has started his Summer season. Still to come, Tom will be singing there on four Sunday evenings in August and four Tuesday evenings in September. So, enjoy the long evenings, and make your way to one of Northumberland's beauty spots, and enjoy the food and entertainment whilst looking out over the fabulous Kielder Water.

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Marabini's, Morpeth - where Tom is still entertaining. When he was last there the restaurant was packed out, and as ever, he had people singing along and dancing. Marabini's has long been a favourite venue, and although Tom doesn't go there as often these days, he still has a few gigs booked between now and December.

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La Torre, Bedlington - Just last night Tom was back at La Torre, and the restaurant was fully booked. A special shout out goes to Pinot, who used to work at Marabini's and it was a pleasure to see him add to the lovely atmosphere at La Torre. Tom was singer, dancer, children's entertainer and child minder last night, as some of the young customers joined him dancing and doing a conga (well it was a little like the Pied Piper!) round the restaurant. Tom received possibly the biggest round of applause yet for his rendition of Nessun Dorma, which with the final of The World Cup playing tonight was certainly appropriate - even if England didn't get past first base (Hmm getting our sports a bit mixed up there I think!!). Jackie Rayer was kind enough to write today:

"Fantastic night last night. Tom, you have an incredible voice, which makes me melt when you sing classical. Outstanding - look forward to next month!"

All of which finally brings us on to "the break". Tom is taking a well earned holiday, but will be back and raring to go, for a busy August schedule. Take a look at the public gig dates page, to see where and when you can see him perform. His next public gig is at The Alnwick Garden on Wednesday 6th August from 12 Noon.

And, he's back.....

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini’s Morpeth on Saturday night for the first time in over a month. With all the recent changes, it was Tom’s only remaining gig he had left booked there. Predictably, Tom had his audience singing and dancing by the end of the night, including a conga going round the restaurant!

We are pleased to say, that Tom will be back at Marabini’s, though for now, not very often, because Tom has lots of bookings, both private and public over the coming months. His next gig at Marabini’s is on
Saturday 28th June, and then Friday 8th August. If you can’t wait, then check out his gig dates page, because you can go and see him at some other fantastic local restaurants. If you have seen Tom perform and enjoyed his performance, then tell us! We want to hear from you with your review - tell us what was good, and what you would love him to include in the future.

La Torre, Bedlington

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Last night Tom returned to La Torre, for the first time since December. He was a hit! Offering his unique blend of classical through to dance numbers, he literally had diners both dancing, and in tears (in a good way!). Our thanks go out to all those people who took the trouble to say how much they had enjoyed their night, and there were many of you. Your feedback is always greatly appreciated.

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For our part, we really enjoyed our night too, and for those who have yet to try La Torre in Bedlington, it is well worth a visit. Last night, and in honour of the Easter weekend, they had a delicious homemade Cadbury’s Creme Egg Cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious, but it has to be said, this was simply the finale to what was a lovely meal.

Why not try out
La Torre when Tom is next there on Saturday 17th May? In fact Tom will be there once a month, so keep checking the gig dates page for forthcoming dates. Meanwhile, you can next catch him at Marabini’s, Morpeth on Saturday 3rd May.

Springing Off!

Tom was back at Marabini’s last Saturday, a venue he always enjoys - hopefully diners enjoy seeing him there too!

In the coming weeks, Tom is performing at a variety of restaurant venues - some new, some familiar, so Tom will be taking his show to a wider audience during the spring. This Friday, Tom will be singing at
Sonero’s in Tynemouth, which quite recently has changed hands. Make your booking now, with David, the manager there, and look forward to a great night out on the coast. The following Friday (11th), Tom will be at Vercelli’s, in Hexham, a beautiful restaurant on Priestpopple, where Louise Brison is your host. That’s sure to be a great night too!

In the coming weeks, Tom will be back at Marabini’s,
La Torre in Bedlington, and Alnwick Garden too. He’ll also be returning to The Dyke Neuk, Meldon. He is also delighted to announce that this year he will be performing at The Boat Inn Restaurant, Kielder on New Year’s Eve - a venue which is fast becoming another jewel in Northumberland’s crown.

For dates and times, as always, check out the
gig dates page. Keep watching as more dates are added!

Marabini's

Recently, Marabini’s decided to have live entertainment, only on a Saturday night. As regulars will know, many of Tom’s forthcoming gigs were on Friday nights, so there have been some cancellations to many of the dates at Marabini’s that Tom was showing on his Public Gigs page. We can only apologise for this, and suggest that anyone hoping to see Tom there, check when booking their table, that he will be performing. We know many of you do that already. He still has a couple of Saturdays booked which appear on the gigs page.

Tom will be appearing in Hexham at
Vercelli’s Italian Restaurant in April, and La Torre Italian Restaurant in Bedlington in April and May.

Tom was back at Marabini’s last night, and enjoyed a superb evening, where he entertained everyone, with the variety of material for which Tom has become well known. By the end of the night, he had the dance floor packed, and his appreciative audience gave him warm applause - which is what he thrives on! There were a few parties in last night, both big and small, and Tom had them all involved, singing at their tables, and dancing with them on the dance floor.

Don’t miss Tom’s next appearance at
Marabini’s on Saturday 29th March. Be sure to book a table though!

Tom sings in Alnwick Garden

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Tom was singing today at Alnwick Garden, in the cafe to be precise. He was there between 1pm and 2:45pm, and entertained visitors whilst they relaxed over lunch. Thankfully, it has been a dry, and quite mild day today in Alnwick, so there were people about to stop and listen to Tom, and some took the time to say how much they enjoyed his work. Thank you!

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It’s a lovely venue, of course, the garden is one of Northumberland’s “jewels”, and even in February, they are looking fabulous. Tom hopes to return there in the future. Meanwhile, you can catch Tom this Friday evening at Marabini’s in Morpeth, from about 8:30pm. See you there!

Happy Birthday Tom!

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Friday Night, and our thanks to all those who booked a table to come and help celebrate his 21st birthday. Those of you who weren’t there - you missed a great night! There was a table hosted by Tom’s swimming coach, (who claims credit for Tom’s amazing lung capacity!), and one from Doxford Hall Hotel, as well as others incorporating friends and family. Many of the tables were supplied with party poppers, so that when Ed - Tom’s brother (and sound technician) took the microphone from him and suggested we all sing Happy Birthday and “let rip” with the party poppers - Marabini’s sounded like an accident in a fireworks factory!
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Although Tom was of course working, it was a great way to celebrate his birthday, and the party went on well into the night. Thanks to all who came along, we hope you had a good night. Tom will be back at Marabini’s on 21st February, or, before then, catch him over half term at Alnwick Garden Cafe between 1pm and 2:40pm on Wednesday 19th February.

Busy January - but there's more to come yet!

When Tom started singing, everyone told him that the run up to Christmas and New Year would be busy. It was! They also told him, that January and February would be quiet, but so far Tom has continued to be very busy. This week alone, he will have done four gigs - two in Morpeth, at Marabini’s as well as two, singing for a corporate client.

Tom turned 21 this week and will be celebrating his birthday, with anyone who is at Marabini’s tomorrow night!
Book your table and come along and wish Tom Happy Birthday!

Last December Marabini Gig is a hit!

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Tom Wyllie, performed his last gig at Marabini’s of 2013 on Saturday night. It brought to an end a run of eight straight Saturdays there (with a few Fridays thrown in too!).

There was a late start, with some large parties in, but, as ever, Tom had everyone dancing by the end of the night. He is very much looking forward to 2014, so watch this space for details of further bookings!

In the meantime, he will be back there on
Saturday 18th January 2014. Meanwhile he, and we, wish you all the very best for the new year.

Elton Tom Hits Morpeth!

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Tom played his last pre-Christmas Marabini’s gig last night. It was packed - again, and Tom couldn’t get started until gone 9:30pm. Still, he then sang through, without a break, until 12:20am, and he kept everyone thoroughly entertained. People likened the night to New Year’s Eve, and certainly, the atmosphere was great. Someone lent Tom their “party” glasses, which, together with his “elf” hat, gave him a bit of an Elton look about him!

Tom had the bar area packed with dancers, and also had a couple of conga’s trailing right round the restaurant. If you were there last night, thanks for helping make it a good night. If not, why not? You can catch him there next
Saturday 28th December - but be sure to book!

Fantastic Night - but come and join me next time, we can do even better!

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday was one of the busiest Friday nights we can remember, and it was late before Tom was able to get singing. With some people still ordering their food, some eating and others ready to party, and with so late a start (nearly 10pm) - it was a difficult one to judge. Tom sang a mix which went down well. At the end of the night, he was asked to sing Nessun Dorma, at the end of which, Martin lifted Miguel up, behind Tom, and threw confettii over him, ending a realy good night.

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On Saturday, with “normal service” resumed, Tom’s set had people partying long and hard. His entertainment had the restaurant still two thirds full at midnight! By the end of the night, as Tom finished with his final, final, final song, some of the diners had lifted Tom onto their shoulders as he sang!

Afterwards, people took to face book to say what a good night they had had....

“Great night Tom, Well done!” - Judith Piper

“Brilliant Night. Thoroughly enjoyed your singing. Thanks” - Julie McGaughey

“Brilliant Night” - Elaine Thornton

Take a look at the compilation of the last couple of Christmas nights at Marabini’s on the home page. Now, to paraphrase Chris Tarrant (Who wants to be a millionaire) - we don’t want to make that the best night. We can do better still, so come on and join Tom this Saturday at Marabini’s in Morpeth. Booking is essential! See you there!



Full steam ahead to Christmas!

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Time for a quick update! Here we are, halfway through December, and Tom has been singing his socks off! He has been singing both at Marabini’s and La Torre in Bedlington, and he has more Christmas gigs to come! La Torre is a new venue for Tom, but the staff and customers were very welcoming, and at the end of the night, Tom was giving the remaining few a “personal concert” of some of his favourite songs.

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Christmas party season is well under way now though, and at Marabini’s last Saturday, Tom had the whole restaurant singing along to lots of songs. We have some video clips, which we will try and piece together in to a montage as soon as possible! Laura Mills definitely enjoyed her night:

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You can check out where he will be on his gig dates page. He is back at Marabini’s this Friday and Saturday - and don’t miss his guest solo appearance at Anna Foster’s Magic Choir at The Sage on December 18th! They are singing in aid of Cash for Kids. But first, see you at Marabini’s!

Two for one offer....

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Tom was back at Marabini’s on Saturday, and on fine form. Jason King, another regular singer there, looked in and Tom and he gave the diners a treat with a couple of off the cuff, unrehearsed duets. It was a busy night in the restaurant, so Tom was later starting than normal, but he carried on until past midnight, with diners enjoying both his classical and party repertoire.

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It was a special evening as Tom’s Mum, Ruth was there celebrating her birthday, and had the pleasure of her son leading the diners singing Happy Birthday to her. Miguel was celebrating his birthday too, so, not surprisingly the partying carried on late.

If you haven’t been to Marabini’s, book your table now! Tom is there every weekend between now and New Year - it’s always a great night there! His next public gig is back there on Friday 29th November.

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Tom had a busy weekend - with Marabini’s on Saturday night, followed by The Feathers Inn on Sunday night.

Saturday saw another great crowd at Marabini’s - when is it not a good crowd at Marabini’s? There were birthday parties and a hen party, and they were in the mood to dance and sing, so a great night was had by all. You can check to see the dates when Tom is back at Marabini’s here, but be sure to book a table as it gets very busy!

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On Sunday, Tom was up at The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill, where Helen and Rhian were raising funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. It was a great night, which started with Izzy Daltry singing and playing keyboard - two songs which she wrote herself. She’s a talented girl with a bright future! Then Tom sang a few of his Classical/Musical Theatre songs, starting with “Somewhere Only We Know” - currently being used in the John Lewis Christmas ad.

Tom was joined by Anna Foster from Magic 1152 who sang “All I Ask Of You” from Phantom Of The Opera, with Tom, and then followed that with a beautiful “O Mio Babbino Caro”.

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There followed a quiz by quizmaster Toby Daltry - he knows how to put an entertaining quiz together! His delivery of questions and clues was entertainment of itself, we hope to return for another of his quizzes. Next up was Joe Taylor - Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, who sang a couple of songs including Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and then he accompanied himself and Tom singing “Walking in Memphis”. It was totally unrehearsed but was a great version, putting many X Factor contestants to shame!

Finally, Tom was back on, with plenty of upbeat material that everyone could sing along to. As you see, the pub was rocking! Allendale, Wylam and Mordue Breweries, and LWC Drinks, all charged £3 for Real Ales and traditional Ciders, with 100% going to the appeal. At the last count over £1200 was raised - a fantastic effort!


You can see Tom’s next public gig at Marabini’s on Saturday 23rd November 2013.

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Tom sang at Marabini’s both on Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend!

Saturday was another great night at Marabini’s and was the first in a run of consecutive Saturdays at there which will take us up to the end of the year. The atmosphere at Marabini’s is not to be missed.

Last night, Tom was back, helping the Young section of Morpeth Harriers with their dinner and awards night. It was fantastic to see so many there supporting the night, and hopefully it proved to be a great fundraiser for the club.

Tom will be back at Marabini’s next Saturday, 16th November. Book your table now!

Friday night is the new Saturday night...

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back in Morpeth on Friday night. There were a couple of large parties in the restaurant, and Tom entertained everyone with his mix of classical and easy listening music to begin with. As the evening went on, though, he upped the tempo, introducing some new songs into his repertoire too. He switched on the lights to illuminate the front of the restaurant, which switched on the diners - to get up and dance!

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Tom filled the bar area with dancing, and by the time he closed, people were asking for more! Traditionally, Saturday tends to be the busy party night, but Friday was no different. Thanks to everyone for the kind feedback - including the gentleman from Essex, for whom this was his first visit to Marabini’s with Tom performing. He said how much he enjoyed the night and was impressed with Tom’s classical repertoire. He was looking forward to the long road trip home, as he left having bought Tom’s second CD “Il Divino”.

Tom will be back at Marabini’s on Saturday, 9th November 2013. Book your table now!

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Did you miss Tom on Friday night at Marabini’s? Well, he’s back this Friday so book your table now!
Tom entertained everyone with his mix of repertoire, and had people up dancing both at their tables and at the front of the restaurant! If you can’t make it this friday, then check out his gig dates here, as he has dates throughout November and December!

Saturday Night at Marabini's

If you are looking for a night out with great food, atmosphere and great music, then look no further than Marabini’s in Morpeth!

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back there on Saturday night, and he entertained people with his mix of Classical, Easy Listening and Pop Music. By the time diners had finished their meals, they were either singing along with Tom, or up dancing. Marabini’s is unique for it’s mix of food and music, and with their friendly attentive staff - plus of course Tom, it makes for a great night out. Tom will be back there on
Friday 11th October, so book your table now!

August Round-up

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Whilst Tom was busy in August - this wasn't reflected on this page! So, here is a quick round up of his public gigs last month.

The previous post made mention of Tom's performance in Morpeth Market Place on 3rd August, which seemed to go down well. Not only did he get lots of great feedback on the day, but he has subsequently received enquiries about purchasing further copies of "crescendo" and "Il Divino".

Hi we bought "Crecendo" a few weeks ago in the market place Morpeth. A real treat for us to stand and listen to Tom singing! We bought this CD and wish we had bought them both!                  
- Pat Davidson
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We are working on a face lift and re-launch of Tom's website, and very much hope to be able to make his CDs available for purchase online.

On both 10th and 24th August, Tom performed at The Boat Inn at Kielder, entertaining holidaymakers at Leaplish. He sang from all parts of his repertoire and was taking requests. Regulars won't be surprised that Tom ended the night with people up and dancing! They were great nights in a lovely setting. The summer season at Leaplish has drawn to a close, with the end of the school holidays, but Tom hopes to return to the Boat Inn again.

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31st August saw Tom back at Marabini's once again! Marabinis is never dull, and there was a great atmosphere. Tom gave an extended set of his classical repertoire, and was in good form.

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Tom's family were there celebrating his Dad's birthday, so it was a great opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to his Dad, and put the traditional Sombrero on his head!

Tom's next public performance is on
26th September - back at Marabini's! He'll hope to see you there!

He's back!

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Tom has been on holiday in France. Well, a busman's holiday to a small degree, because he sang whilst he was there with family friend Emma Djelil (see previous post).

On Saturday night he was back at Marabini's, where, it's no secret, he loves to perform. A great night was had by all, including
Natasha Magee, herself a regular at Marabini's. Natasha called in late on, in time to perform a quick duet with Tom - the Journey classic, Don't Stop Believin'

Natasha is singing at Marabini's this Friday, 2nd August, so why not book your table? Tom is back at Marabini's on 31st August, but you can hear him perform in
Morpeth Market Place, on Saturday 3rd August between 12:30pm and 3pm. His other August dates can be found here.

Happy Birthday Ed!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at Marabini's last night, singing to a full house. As ever, a great night was had by all!

Special mention here, goes to Ed Wyllie though, Tom's brother (and accomplished drummer as it happens) who celebrated his birthday earlier in the week. So often, Ed sits on his own at Tom's gigs, providing his expertise on sound - and he does a great job.

Thanks Ed and Happy Birthday!!

You can see Tom back at Marabini's on Saturday 27th July 2013. Be sure to book in advance though!

Tripping the light fantastic

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, has recently invested in some stage lights. Nothing too fancy - he isn't a disco! Occassionally however, Tom is asked to perform at events and parties, where his client doesn't necessarily want to go to the additional expense of hiring a disco. In such circumstances, Tom now has lighting that can still "set the mood".

Tom was back at Marabini's last night, and took a couple of his lights along for a test run! Tom was in good form, and everyone had a great night - always the case at Marabini's!

There was a hen party who stayed on to the very end, and we wish the bride all the very best for her forthcoming wedding!

You can catch Tom back there on
Saturday, 8th June. Booking is essential!

New songs...

Tom was back at Marabini's last night and introduced some more new songs to his repertoire. He gave a first outing to The Toreador song from Carmen (Bizet). Of course, he still sang Nessun Dorma which is a great favourite.

Later he added
Earth Angel (The Penguins - sung in Back to the Future), You Can't Hurry Love (Phil Collins) and Copacobana (Barry Manilow). He also sang current hit It's a Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé). All went down well - it's always a good night at Marabini's. Laura Brown was there on Saturday with a large party at the front of the restaurant, and later, she messaged Tom on Facebook - 
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Great night last night Tom, thanks yet again - you were FAB xxx".

Thanks Laura, glad you enjoyed the night. You can catch Tom at Marabini's again on
Saturday 25th May!

Tom receives a helping hand

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Tom Wyllie, was back at Marabini's on Saturday night. Tom suffered the singer's nightmare of a cough and sore throat, but, the show had to go on.

Usually he begins the evening at Marabini's with a selection of Classical Crossover and Musical Theatre music, but on Saturday, in an effort to protect and prolong his voice, he began with some easy listening and swing songs.

Happily, Becky Cowell, was there with a party celebrating a family birthday, and, talented singer that she is, helped Tom out by singing a couple of duets and some songs of her own. Their renditions of
Ho Hey by The Lumineers and Piano Man by Billy Joel stood out. At the end of the evening Becky sang, I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables, and Adele's Someone Like You receiving deserved applause and Marabini Confetti!

Tom would like to thank Becky once again for her help. He is on the mend and looking forward to resuming normal service when he's next at
Marabini's on Saturday 11th May.

Tom helps raise funds for St Robert's Rennovation Fund...

Last night Tom Wyllie, North East Singer was back at Marabini's in Morpeth. He was singing at a private charity function, whose aim is to raise funds for the rennovation of the church after the fire last year. 

Mr and Mrs Ken Wilson, regulars at Marabini's and who have enjoyed Tom's performances before asked Tom to come along to the evening and provide entertainment, which of course Tom was pleased to do. A successful night saw over £500 raised, and Tom made his own contribution from CD sales on the night.

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Another highlight saw John Radcliffe perform Mustang Sally acapella, with backing singers "chosen" from the diners! We quickly set them up with microphones, and their rendition was as impressive as the fundraising effort of all concerned. Thanks to everyone for a great night!

Tom is back at Marabini's on
Saturday 20th April from 8:30pm - hope to see you there!

Lynn's libations and Laura's lungs….

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On Saturday, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth. Another great night ensued! There seemed to be lots of birthday celebrations - including one on Tom's own table of family and friends - Happy Birthday Lynn!

As you see, Tom himself ended up wearing the birthday hat! Also there was Tom's old swimming coach - Laura Brown, who claims that much of Tom's singing is down to her training. Holding him under water helped to increase his lung capacity!! Thanks Laura!

Tom will be back at Marabini's on Saturday 20th April 2013. Before that though, you can see him at a new venue for Tom - The Boat Inn, Kielder. He will be there on Wednesday 27th March 2013 from 7pm.

Musical Mother's Day at Doxford Hall Hotel

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back in action yesterday, performing at the wonderful Doxford Hall Hotel. The hotel had a special "Mother's Day" Sunday Lunch, in their award winning George Runciman Restaurant. 

Tom recently performed there on Valentine's Night, with lots of great feedback. Indeed a TripAdvisor reviewer wrote "
The evening meal was outstanding with an excellent wine list and attentive service. The evening was further enhanced by a very accomplished singer with a wide repertoire. Doxford Hall is the perfect place for a short break situated as it is close to many of the main sites of Northumberland and the Scottish borders. I can thoroughly recommend it."

Yesterday, John Short, who was dining at Doxford Hall, posted on Tom's facebook page "
Great Performance at Doxford" whilst Tom was still performing!!

We would echo all the glowing reports about Doxford Hall Hotel. For those who haven't been, make your reservation soon, as the hotel is beautiful, the staff so friendly and accommodating, and the food absolutely delicious! As if that isn't enough, Doxford Hall boasts stunning rooms and grounds, and of course it has fabulous leisure facilities!

Tom's next public performance is at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth this
Saturday, 16th March 2013, from 8:30pm. Hope to see you there?!

Tom in surprise gig in Morpeth

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was delighted to respond last night, at short notice, to a request from a regular diner at Marabini's.

Techflow Marine, specialist suppliers to the offshore oil & gas and marine industries, asked Tom to perform at Marabini's as they were welcoming their friends from Sunflow Holdings, Kuala Lumpar to the region. Tom was pleased to react with speed and entertained the restaurant with his varied and popular repertoire. Many diners commented to Tom, what a lovely surprise it was to find him there on a Thursday night! 

Tom is constantly reviewing his repertoire and was able to introduce a few new songs he has added. They went down very well and you can catch Tom back at Marabini's on
Saturday 16th March from 8:30pm.

Tom is on form at Marabini's!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was centre stage at Marabini's in Morpeth last night. Beginning with a few crossover numbers, and of course Nessum Dorma, Tom moved through a little swing, but didn't take long to get people singing along and then up dancing, He had a conga going round the restaurant and there was a real party atmosphere, but then, that is what people expect when Tom is there!

There was full audience participation last night - it was a night to remember and Tom would like to thank all who came, and those who stayed on long after they had vacated their table, after seeing Tom was singing! As ever, Giovanni and his staff were superb - it must be one of the North East's top venues for a great night out.

Don't miss out on the fun!
Book your table for Tom's next gig there - 16th March 2013. You won't be disappointed!

Busy night in Morpeth!

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Tom was back at Marabini's on Saturday and it was one of the busiest nights yet! So busy that he was late to get started - but he didn't short change anyone, and carried on until nearly midnight.

Andrea, Dave & Ellis Thompson of Toma Fund, the charity Tom sang for in Eldon Square at Christmas, came along to see what all the fuss is about! Now they know! There is nowhere quite like it.

You can catch him Tom there again on
16th February 2013, but be sure to book a table. He starts around 8:30pm - depending on how busy it is!!

What a night!

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Last night, Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's for the first time since New Year's Eve. He began by telling the restaurant that those who had missed the New Year's Eve party had missed a cracker, but then promised to do his best to create another fantastic party night. He didn't disappoint!

The restaurant was filled to capacity, with some birthday parties, including that of Antonio, who had come all the way from Naples especially and also a hen party. As ever, Tom began with a few of his popular Classical/Musical Theatre numbers, including a special dedication to Antonio - Nessun Dorma.

He moved through some swing and quickly into his dance/party songs. He introduced a couple of new songs to his repertoire again, including The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" which had everyone singing along. Before long, there were lots of people dancing, and it stayed that way through until he finished. 

Once again, we want to thank everyone for the lovely comments made to all members of Tom's family. Tom just loves to perform at Marabini's for you! If you missed the night....why?! He'll be back there again on
Saturday 2nd February. Make your booking for what is a great way to spend a Saturday night out!

Happy New Year!

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A very healthy and happy New Year to you all! We hope you enjoyed the festivities as much as we all did. Tom was performing at Marabini's, and we all had a really great night.

There were so many highlights, but seeing Tom singing Amarillo with a conga attached to him wrapped right round the restaurant must be one of them. The standing ovation he got for Nessun Dorma nearly blew the roof off - that was another!

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The atmosphere was fantastic, we all received so many compliments about, not only Tom's performance, but also Ed's expertise on sound, and later as DJ!

Natasha Magee was one of the revellers and late on gave us a rendition of "Walking on Sunshine" - another highlight! It was, it has to be said, a great party - really - you had to be there. Tom will be back there on 12th January, so, if you couldn't get along for New Year, why not come along and see him soon?

New Year is nearly upon us!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is performing on New Year's Eve at Marabini's in Morpeth. For those of you not already booked, the night was a sell out many months ago. 

For those of you who are going, rest assured, that Tom's voice has fully recovered from his brief virus, and he is looking forward to entertaining you, and seeing the New Year in with you. It is going to be a great night!

Tom will be back there again on
Saturday 12th January, so if you can't go on New Year's Eve, why not book a table for the 12th?

Last night at Marabini's

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Last night proved to be yet another great night at Marabini's. Not surprisingly they had long been fully booked, and Tom entertained everyone - this time, with a little less of the classical stuff and more Christmas and party music.

By the end of the night the place looked somewhat like a war zone - rarely have so many plates been smashed during "Zorba's Dance"! Tom's next stop at Marabini's will be New Year's Eve, which has been a sell out since before records began! For those who are going though, Tom is really looking forward to seeing you there! For those who aren't or can't, check out the
Gig Dates page, as he has more dates there in the New Year!

Meanwhile, catch Tom in
Eldon Square - he'll be there next on Tuesday Evening, between about 6:20pm and 8pm.

Standing room only!

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OK, so the title here may be a slight exaggeration, but Marabini's was very busy on Saturday. That's just how Tom likes it though, and now we are in December, the decorations are up, everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit!

We all had a great night, and hope the diners did too. Leanne Clark certainly did! Leanne, pictured above with Tom, is Events Manager at Doxford Hall Hotel, and has booked Tom for events there in January, February and March.
More details can be found here.

Thanks, as always to Giovanni and his marvellous staff for another great night. Tom is back there next on
Saturday, 15th December. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Tom's next public appearance will be on
Friday 7th December in Eldon Square.

They've got him surrounded!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, sang last night at Marabini's in Morpeth, to an appreciative audience. In fact he would like to thank everyone last night for all their kind words.

The evening began, with his mix of Musical Theatre, Il Divo, and classical numbers. A gentleman came up and requested "
Time to say Goodbye" - not a song Tom normally performs (for a Baritone, it is quite high at the end!), but he obliged to warm applause.

After a short break, he built up through some swing into his upbeat repertoire, and introduced a few more new songs. He was asked for
Mr Brightside by The Killers, a new addition, and later followed it up with another of theirs - Somebody Told Me.

He went on, and on, with lots of dancing, and at the end, finished on ABBA's
Thank You For The Music - by which time (see above) he was surrounded by dancers!

Tom said "the diners at Marabini's are always such a lovely audience to sing to - it was a really fun night!". This is borne out by a post on
Tom's facebook page today:
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Really enjoyed the show last night and next time we're going to ask for a better table. We were pushed too far away. We would have danced earlier if we'd been in "The centre forward" position!!
Many thanks!!"                                              - Michael Floyd
[Editor: And later received a message from Geoff Gordon: 
Saw you at Marabini's last Saturday night. Was brill!]

Tom's next public gig is the
Final of UK Festival4Stars in Runcorn on 18th November. That is probably too far for most of you though, so how about Tuesday 27th November, in Eldon Square, or Thursday 29th November at The Bay Horse, Whickham?

Tom will be back at
Marabini's on Saturday, 1st December 2012.

Tom launches IL Divino at Marabini's!

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Last Saturday, Tom Wyllie was back at Marabini's. He hadn't sung there since September, as he had a number of private engagements during October.

Tom was able to take the opportunity to launch his new CD, Il Divino, named because that is what Giovanni, the proprietor of Marabini's, calls Tom.

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Also there on Saturday, was Sylvia Orrick, who has become Tom's most devoted fan. Her favourite song of Tom's has always been Il Divo's Nella Fantasia, which is featured on his new CD.
Sylvia later said "Super night again at Marabini’s, great selection of material and great audience participation.  Gold was particularly mad with that group at the back of the restaurant (joining in)!  Giovanni’s not wrong though – Il Divino is certainly a title you are well worthy of.
 
Your new CD was well worth the wait and contains a brilliant cross section of differing song types.  As you are probably aware there is one track in particular that still continues to reduce me to tears.  No prizes though for guessing which one that is
."


Tom is back at Marabini's this Saturday, 10th November, 2012.
For those interested in seeing him perform in
Eldon Square, another date has been booked today. Tom will be there between 2pm and 6pm on 27th November 2012. Don't forget to check all Tom's public gigs can be found here.

Welcome back Tom!

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Tom returned to Marabini's last night following a nasty bout of the flu - and it was to a lively welcome. Early on he sang Nessun Dorma, and people were on their feet showing their appreciation. Later on he had people up on their feet again dancing.

There were impressive numbers up doing the hand jive, and Tom sang on until just before midnight, with many dancing on until he finished, by request, with a second rendition of Nessun Dorma! So many people stopped to say how much they enjoyed the night, and although this was his first gig since being ill, it was clear Tom really enjoyed the night too.

Tom has a number of private bookings now, but will be back at Marabini's on
Saturday, 3rd November 2012. Book your table now - if last night was anything to go by it will be a great night.

Apologies and thanks...

Regrettably, Tom was unable to sing at Marabini's last night, owing to him having the flu. This isn't just "man flu" either - we can confirm he has been properly unwell - as have the whole family. He would like to apologise to anyone who had expected to see him there last night, and reassure everyone that he will be there next Saturday, 29th September, 2012.

Thanks to everyone who has sent him their well wishes, and of course to Pete Brown, who stepped in at the last minute to sing to diners last night.

Tom aims to make next Saturday a night to remember by way of apology and thanks!

Gremlins can't stop a brilliant night!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's last night, and there were a few gremlins in the sound equipment at the start. But with a few adjustments here and there, he quickly got back on track, and gave diners a night to remember.

Not only did he introduce one or two new songs into his set from MIKA and Coldplay, but he rounded of the night to an ovation for his final number - Puccini's
Nessun Dorma. It absolutely brought the house down!

If you would like to see another of Tom's amazing performances, book your table now as he is there for the next two
Saturdays, 22nd and 29th September, 2012. See you there!

Debut at Fratelli's a great success!

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed for the first time, at Ristorante Fratelli in Ponteland last night. Judging by the great feedback from both customers and staff, the evening was a big success.

Tom sang two sets, the first a mix of swing and pop, with mixture of classics like "Mr Bojangles", with more modern material such as "The Man Who Can't Be Moved". In his second set, he sang some of the Pop Op, Classical and Musical Theatre material, for which he has developed a reputation, and which drew appreciative applause from the diners. Following his holiday, this was brother Ed's first gig back on sound too, which left Tom to do what he enjoys best!

Tom and his family would like to thank Fabrizio and his staff, for their hospitality, and very much look forward to working with them again.

You can catch Tom's next public gig at Marabini's on Saturday, 15th September, 2012. Book your table now!

Late start….great finish!

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Tom was on fine form again at Marabini's last night. It was a busy night at this very popular restaurant, and it was well after 9:30pm before Tom was able to start singing. Just the same, once he got going, there was no stopping him, and he sang late into the night, with his repertoire of Pop Op, Pop, Swing and Musical Theatre.

With his brother still away in France, Tom was once again without his regular sound man, but he delivered a polished performance. You can catch him again this week, for his debut at Fratelli's in Ponteland on Thursday 30th August from about 7:00pm. Book now, as it is proving to be a popular night!

He will be back at Marabini's on 15th September, 2012.

Tom will also be returning to the recording studio again this week, as he continues to work on a second CD which he hopes to have finished for Christmas.

Tom performs without right hand man

Tom was on form again last night at Marabini's, receiving lots of warm comments. He was performing without his brother, Ed, who is currently away in France, enjoying the sun! Ed, usually works the sound for Tom, but is on a well earned holiday. Although away, Ed's band Hakara featured in Friday's Evening Chronice - read the article here.

Tom performed his unique mix of Classical, Popular and Swing Music for diners, who enjoyed another great night. You can catch him there again on Saturday, 25th August 2012

Another fun night at Marabini's...

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Tom was in action on a busy night at Marabini's on Friday night again.

He another couple of new songs into his repertoire - including "Here Comes The Sun". His next gigs at Marabini's are on Saturday Nights, starting next Saturday, 11th August, so be sure to book your table for a great night out!

For those who have enjoyed Tom's first CD - Crescendo, which is available where you see him sing, Tom has just started work recording a second one, which he hopes to have ready before Christmas!

Tom Wyllie returns to Marabini's

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Last night, Tom returned to Marabini's in Morpeth. This was his first visit for nearly two months, owing to his long trip to California.

He was back on form, introducing a couple of new songs, and judging by some really nice feedback, his voice was appreciated by many of the diners there.

Giovanni, has asked Tom to perform next Friday, 3rd August 2012, which is an extra date, not previously advertised. Call the restaurant on 01670 512201 and make your booking for what will be another great night out!




Tom is back!

Tom got back from LA last night, just in time to receive an official photo of him receiving his winners certificate at UK Fesival4Stars 2012. As a Regional Winner, he will go forward to the National Final to be held in Runcorn later this year!

We'll keep you posted as to how he gets on, but meanwhile, it is great to see Tom back! He has more public gigs coming up, and at the end of the month is heading back to the recording studio.

Tom is also pleased to announce that he will be appearing at Ristorante Fratelli, in Ponteland on 30th August, 2012. He is very much looking forward to working with Marcello and his team there!

July Marabini's Gig brought forward 24 hours...

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We wish to advise, that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Tom's 28th July 2012 Gig at Marabini's has been brought forward 24 hours. Tom will be appearing the night before - on Friday 27th July 2012.

Giovanni, and Tom are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tom gets out the Uke at Marabini's!

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Tom Wyllie entertained diners at Marabini's Ristorante last night, and, as has become his practice, he tested a couple of new songs out.

He sang The Script's song The Man Who Can't Be Moved and accompanied himself on the Ukulele as he sang Train's Soul Sister.

This was Tom's last public performance (apart from the forthcoming North east Final of Uk Festival 4 Stars, until after he returns from the USA. He will be back at Marabini's, raring to go, on Saturday 28th July 2012. See you then!





Mention on Metro Radio!

Thanks to Vicky whose hen night it was, at Marabini's, on Friday. Thank you for calling Anna Foster on air this morning and telling the North East what a great night it was! We wish you all the very best for your forthcoming wedding, and a long and happy marriage.

A very special guest….

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Last night, Tom performed at Marabini's again, and Giovanni himself said "Tom just keeps getting better!" 

Friday was a great night, the restaurant was fully booked, and there were folks who had eaten during happy hour, and having heard that Tom was singing, stayed until late into the night, all of which made for a busy night, and a great atmosphere! 

Tom has recently got to know
Anna Foster from Metro Radio, who came along with her lovely family, to see Tom perform, and she and Tom sang "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera. Very impromptu, poor Anna wasn't given a chance to warm up, perform a sound check, indeed she isn't used to singing with a microphone - but the diners were treated to a very special moment - it was fantastic. 

Afterwards, Anna said "
Tom, you were superb, well worth the hours journey! We have had a brilliant evening, we must sing together again!" But Anna - if you are looking in, we'd all like to thank you too - you were brilliant. You and your lovely family, made it a night we'll all remember!

Thanks too, to the many people, who made a point of saying how much they enjoyed the evening, and of course, as ever, to Mrs Sylvia Orrick, and husband Peter, who were seeing Tom perform for the fifth time!

Don't miss Tom's next appearance at Marabini's on 
8th June 2012!

Saturday at Marabini's - one of the best yet?

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed again at Marabini's on Saturday night - and it was a night to remember. There was a real party atmosphere in what was a packed restaurant.

As ever, Tom introduced a couple of new songs, including a Julio Iglesias song,
Te Voy A Contar Mi Vida. Everyone was having so much fun, he was still singing at Midnight!

It wasn't just the ladies that were up and dancing either. Tom performed his popular version of The Hand Jive, from
Grease, which led to some hilarity!....

Finally, perhaps there is some truth that Giovanni and Tom are in some way related - they were even dressed identically on Saturday!

Don't miss Tom's next appearance at Morpeth's number one venue -
Marabini's Ristorante, on Friday 18th May 2012
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Last Friday was fun at Marabini's - don't miss the next one!

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Another great night was enjoyed by diners at Marabini's on Friday. Tom started and finished a little earlier than usual, it being a Friday, but he still sang some of his favourites, and added in a few new ones, including a couple of new Il Divo songs. He had lots of people doing the hand jive again, although nobody was really brave enough to join Tom in a dual this time!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to say how much they enjoyed the evening, and thanks, as always to Giovanni (seen with Tom above) and his staff, who do such a fantastic job - it is a wonderful place to eat.
Tom is back on
Saturday 5th May so book your table and get practicing the hand jive!!

New dates at Marabini's….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is delighted to be able to announce further dates when he will be appearing at
Marabini's Ristorante. Please see the Gig Dates page, where there are ten dates over the next six months listed. Why not book a table? The food is top rate, the Marabini hospitality is so warm, and you know you'll enjoy the entertainment too! Look forward to seeing you there!

Another great night at Marabini's

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante again on Saturday night (17th March 2012). He performed a mix of Classical and Musical Theatre numbers, together with some swing and pop that got people up on their feet and dancing!

It has been Tom's practice recently to perform his audience favourites whilst introducing one or two new songs. Saturday was no different, and, of course his renditions of O Sole Mio, Isabel, Nella Fantasia and Parla Pui Piano went down really well. New songs for the night included 'Til I Hear You Sing (well - that was one he hadn't sung for ages!), Up Town Girl (Billy Joel), My Interpretation (MIKA) and, one of the highlights of the night - The Hand Jive (Grease). He invited two lady diners, to "duel" hand jive with him to great applause! It was another thoroughly enjoyable night.

Don't miss Tom's next appearances. Next one at Marabini's is on Saturday 5th May 2012, but you can see him too at Martha's Bar at The Vermont Hotel on Friday, 30th March 2012 and at The Metro Centre, Gateshead on Saturday 7th April 2012 (please see "Gig Dates" page)

Marabini's Gig Review

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Tom sang at Marabini's Ristorante again last night, by special request. It was Rachel's 21st Birthday Party there last night - and a great night was had by all. Tom introduced a couplmore new songs into his repertoire again, including "O Sole Mio" and "I Love It When You Call" by The Feeling.
Thanks to everyone for making it a night to remember, including Rachel who got up and danced with Tom, and of course Giovanni and his fantastic staff!
Tom is back at Marabini's on Saturday 17th March 2012. It's a great venue with fantastic food and the famous Marabini's hospitality. Make your booking! - See more at: http://www.tomwyllie.co.uk/8/archives/03-2012/1.html#sthash.p8ItEmwp.dpuf

Marabini's last night...

blogEntryTopper Tom Wyllie singing at Marabini's Mar 2012Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, was back at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth, last night. Following the success of his three nights over Christmas and New Year, this was the first of another run of three over as many weeks, and some diners had booked specially to see Tom. One couple, Mr & Mrs Orrick, who saw Tom perform in Eldon Square, Newcastle, just before Christmas, had booked to celebrate their 48th Wedding Anniversary. Tom was pleased to sing a song just for them to help celebrate such an impressive milestone! Tom would like to thank them again for their support and kind gift.
Indeed Tom was delighted to receive many compliments and enquiries last night, as he sang his mix of Classical and Musical Theatre, together with some swing and pop. He introduced some new songs (for Tom) which went down very well, including - just for Giovanni, Parla Plui Piano (from "The Godfather"). The night ended with people up and dancing to songs from Footloose, E.L.O. Take That and The Beatles.
Come and see Tom next at Marabini's on Friday 9th March 2012.

Last night at Marabini's….

Tom Wyllie, North East Singer at Marabibi's, 7th Jan 2012
Another great night was enjoyed on Saturday, by diners at Marabini's Ristorante in Morpeth. Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, had diners listening, singing and dancing to his repertoire, with many people offering some generous and positive feedback. Thank you to all those who took the time to let Tom know how much they had enjoyed his performance, including Giovanni himself:
"Congratulations Tom on your amazing recent performance at Marabinis restaurant, I am privileged to have you singing for me. What a wonderful, natural talent you have. Every one of my customers have passed their compliments for you."
Thanks too to Ed, Tom's brother who often (but not always!) goes unnoticed as Tom's "sound man". Watch out for Tom's next appearance at Marabini's - Saturday, 3rd March 2012.

More dates at Marabini's!

blogEntryTopper Marabini'sBannerTom Wyllie, North East Singer, is pleased to announce he will be appearing again at Marabini's Ristorante on 3rd March 2012, and on 17th March 2012. Book your table - he looks forward to seeing you there! Tom will of course be appearing there this Saturday, 7th January 2012.

Last night at Marabini's….

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed again last night at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth. He sang his usual mix, ranging from some more classical and Musical Theatre numbers to Swing and pop. Thanks to all the diners, who were complimentary about Tom's performance and those who bought CD's. By the end of the night Tom had the restaurant singing along to Take That, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles!
Tom will be back at Marabini's on Saturday, 7th January 2012. See you there!

Tom asked to return to Marabini's!

Marabini's
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, is to perform again at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth on Friday 30th December 2011. He will be performing two 45 minute sets, starting at about 8.30pm, and looks forward to entertaining diners with his mix of Classical/Musical Theatre, Swing, Pop and Ballads. Tom said "I am really looking forward to singing at Marabinis again. I was made to feel very welcome last week, and it is very kind of Giovanni to ask me to come back!" Click the link above to make your booking.

Tom Wyllie - Last night at Marabini's Ristorante...

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Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, performed last night at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth. He performed two 60 minute sets, ranging from some more classical Il Divo, and Musical Theatre numbers to Swing and pop. Thanks to all the diners, who were complimentary about Tom's performance and of course to Giovanni and his staff. One of the highlights was Tom's version of Billy Joel's Piano Man, whilst sipping his drink at the bar.

Tom to perform at Marabini's Ristorante, Morpeth

Marabinis
Tom Wyllie, North East Singer, will be performing at Marabinis Ristorante in Morpeth on Friday 23rd December 2011. He will be performing between 8pm - 10.30pm, and looks forward to entertaining diners with his mix of Classical/Musical Theatre, Swing, and Pop Ballads. Click the link above to make your booking!